Kittenrock posts acid chip collection Virtual Kikumoto
Chip music netlabel Kittenrock has posted the compilation Virtual Kikumoto for free download. The album gets its name from Tadao Kikumoto, senior managing director and head of R&D at electronic instruments manufacturer Roland Corporation, whose work on the TB-303 bass synthesizer released in 1981 played a key role in the establishment of acid house music.
On Virtual Kikumoto, ten composers offer their take on acid chiptunes, through the lens of their respective platforms, which include the Nintendo Game Boy, Famicom and DS, Atari ST, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64 and Amiga. Cover art is by VJ and visual artist Raquel Meyers.
01 – Yerzmyey – Get Mad (Sinclair ZX Spectrum)
02 – Kplecraft – Shibatom (Nintendo Famicom)
03 – gwEm – 1990s Superbike (Atari ST)
04 – Linde – Beige Boxes (Sega Mega Drive)
05 – Joss Manley – Acid Chunks (Commodore Amiga)
06 – Goto80 – Acid Booger (Commodore 64)
07 – Matt Nida – Save The Date (Sony PSP)
08 – Jellica – Moving House and Decorating Acid Two (Nintendo Game Boy)
09 – Hizmi – DRTY PWDR (Sharp X68000)
10 – DS-10 Dominator – After the Afterparty (Nintendo DS)
(bonus track: Ikuma – TRibe 727 (Nintendo Game Boy and Roland TR-303)
Kittenrock: Virtual Kikumoto